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Definition of Escape


  1. To flee from and avoid; to be saved or exempt from; to shun; to obtain security from; as, to escape danger.
  2. To avoid the notice of; to pass unobserved by; to evade; as, the fact escaped our attention.
  3. To flee, and become secure from danger; -- often followed by from or out of.
  4. To get clear from danger or evil of any form; to be passed without harm.
  5. To get free from that which confines or holds; -- used of persons or things; as, to escape from prison, from arrest, or from slavery; gas escapes from the pipes; electricity escapes from its conductors.
  6. The act of fleeing from danger, of evading harm, or of avoiding notice; deliverance from injury or any evil; flight; as, an escape in battle; a narrow escape; also, the means of escape; as, a fire escape.
  7. That which escapes attention or restraint; a mistake; an oversight; also, transgression.
  8. A sally.
  9. The unlawful permission, by a jailer or other custodian, of a prisoner's departure from custody.
  10. An apophyge.
  11. Leakage or outflow, as of steam or a liquid.
  12. Leakage or loss of currents from the conducting wires, caused by defective insulation.
  13. A plant which has escaped from cultivation.

Escape Quotations

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Abraham Lincoln

They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe

Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.
Ayn Rand

Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to preserve it. Has it ever been said that a man who throws himself out the window to escape from a fire is guilty of suicide?
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Every person has free choice. Free to obey or disobey the Natural Laws. Your choice determines the consequences. Nobody ever did, or ever will, escape the consequences of his choices.
Alfred A. Montapert
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Escape Translations

escape in Afrikaans is ontkom aan, ontsnap
escape in Danish is undkomme, undfly
escape in Dutch is ontsnappen, ontkomen, ontgaan
escape in German is entweichen, entkommen, Umschaltaste, entkommen
escape in Italian is evasione, evadere, sfuggire
escape in Latin is fugio, effugio, pretereo, subterlabor, aberro
escape in Spanish is escaparse, escape, escapar
escape in Swedish is rymning, rymma, slippa, flykt, undkomma, undfly
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